Pecked in the eye by a chicken??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by <3ChickenForever, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    i had my RIR fly up to my arm once, and i smiled to her exposing my teeth and she pecked them and hurt my gums, it hurt a bit, but i forgave her [​IMG]
  2. lleighmay

    lleighmay Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Woodlawn, VA
    You think chickens are bad- try getting pecked in the eye by a sunbathing lap turkey! Not fun. Won't happen again. Lesson learned- now she's only allowed to "fix" my hair if my eyes are closed [​IMG]
  3. Naughty

    Naughty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2010
    Quote:OMG I can imagine trying to explain THAT shiner to folks...
  4. Twiztedrods

    Twiztedrods Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 2, 2009
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    I had one of my roos go down in the run and the first thing the other roos tried to do was peck his eyes out. I took him out of the run and put him out of his misery before they got to him. Ever since my roos became agressive I wear my safety glasses anytime I go in the run. I also wear jeans, good shoes and a long sleeve shirt. Their roosts in the run are at chest level to me and they have lunged off of the roost and pecked and clawed me more than once. The hens are pretty mellow, but the 2 remaing roos are extremely aggressive and would peck your eye out in a heartbeat if given the chance.
  5. arenea74

    arenea74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2011
    One of mine pecked my yorkie in the eye while she was sniffing one in the face
    It only startled her thank goodness. Now she keeps a safe distance from those pointy beaks!
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    I had a contact lens stolen off my eyeball by a young pullet.

    In my experience, it's the young chickens that peck at ANYthing until they figure out what's edible and what's not. Once my girls were mature, they never pecked at anything inappropriate (i.e. inedible).
  7. Bird Collector

    Bird Collector Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2009
    North Carolina
    I have not had that experience but last summer I was finishing up an adult on-set of braces and made the mistake at smiling at one of my girls and she nailed them. Pop the wire and the rubber band. Had to take off form work the next day to go have it fixed. The othrodontist had a great laugh. She said she had to believe me because nobody could make that up.
  8. GallusGal

    GallusGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2008
    Ungh, yes. I had a nasty scratch to my cornea from a chicken peck to the eye. Thankfully I have glasses now and they tend to deflect pecks. But I need to learn to stop grinning like an idiot when I'm watching my birds, because they also like to peck TEETH!
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  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Quote:Yup. ^^^ what she said!! [​IMG] Chickens are SO curious about teeth as well as eyeballs!
  10. operator16

    operator16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2010
    I never go into the garden without my waterproof, knee high muck boots, leather gloves, and now I imagine I need a welding mask. I didn't want to admit that my chickens kicked my butt once in a while. But, this thread makes me feel better... [​IMG] I had one get my eyelid - closed it just in time. I had one jump about 4 feet straight up and take a piece of my lip and it bled and looked like the most god-awful blister for two weeks. And, I've had one grab my earlobe and try to take it off... The barnyard is dangerous. Be very quiet and carry a big stick. God forbid I were to pass out in there, they'd pick me apart and I'd be just bones by the time my family came to find me. They are like little velociraptors.

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